ASI Nominates Board CandidatesThe ASI executive board recently provided a slate of nominees for the Secretary of Agriculture to consider for appointment to the boards of the American Lamb Board and the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center.
“We believe we have provided nominees for the secretary’s consideration that are experienced and dedicated sheep producers who have served their industry at the local, state and national levels and who represent a broad range of experience from coast to coast,” said Burton Pfliger, ASI president.
ASI is a certified nominating organization and is required to provide at least two recommendations for each open board seat.
The nominations to the ALB seat for a producer with more than 500 head of lambs are Diane Peavey (Idaho) and Rob Rule (Iowa). Jim Percival (Ohio) and Lisa Surber, Ph.D. (Mont.) were nominated for the seat serving producers with less than 100 head.
Candidates for the two open positions to the NSIIC board were also selected. Marsha Spykerman (Iowa) and Mike Jernigan (Texas) were put forward for the producer director seat. Frankie Iturriria (Calif.) and Mike Jernigan (Texas) were chosen for the seat with expertise in finance and management.